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Aizawl FC part ways with head coach Stanley Rozario

Stanley Rozario. (Photo courtesy: Aizawl FC)
Stanley Rozario (Photo courtesy: Aizawl FC)

Former I-League champions Aizawl FC and head coach Stanley Rozario have mutually agreed to part ways the club confirmed in an official statememt on Monday.

Rozario, an AFC Pro Licence coach, was with “The People’s Club” sice January 9th, 2019. The club was in 10th position in the I-League when he joined. He raised the bar and helped the team to finish 7th in the 2018-19 season. Under his guidance, the club also won its 3rd Mizoram Premier League trophy (2019-20 season). Rozario trained and nurtured six players who were selected for different Indian Super Leaue teams for the ongoing season.

Stanley Rozario was tested positive for COVID-19 in September 2020 and has recovered completely.

“Presently, Mr. Stanley is not able to join the club in the ongoing season due to personal family commitment (daughter’s wedding) for which his presence is required. Understanding his concern, the club has agreed to mutually part ways with him,” Aizawl FC stated in their club announcement.

“We certainly have had great times together. We thank him for all the things he has done for us and it is greatly appreciated. We wish him all the best for his future. Thank you, Mr. Stanley Rozario,” the club added.